Microsoft acquired GitHub last year. Top tech companies including Google, Walmart use GitHub to host their open source projects. The platform has evolved into a place where users report bugs, request features and submit their own contributions and documentation. GitHub never had an official mobile app. The applications on Android and iOS will help developers to reply to questions from users, read bug reports, and assign issues to other developers right from their phones.
GitHub also has a software framework called Electron, which is used to turn web applications into desktop apps that can run on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. The lack of official GitHub mobile app has been a surprise for many.
This has changed today with the announcement of official mobile app on Android and iOS. GitHub made the announcement at GitHub Universe event at San Francisco. The app will enable developers to reply to questions from users, read bug reports, and assign issues to other developers right from their phones.
The new mobile app will offer all the basic features you expect form a mobile app. The team has focused on the kind of use cases that would help developers get started. Users can share feedback on discussions, review lines of codes and even merge changes.
GitHub has also announced a bunch of new things along with the mobile app. There is a new streamlined process for notifications, better code navigation, code search tool, review assignments, scheduled reminders and more.